The 25-year-old was told the bad news yesterday after a second CT scan showed a crack in his left fibula, a similar injury which kept the Arsenal man out of action for most of last season.
Although the timescale of his recovery is uncertain, it’s understood that the England midfielder will be out for the remainder of the season and could also miss the start of the new one.
Wilshere has suffered a number of injuries over the years which has hampered his progress. This latest setback has come at a bad time for the midfielder who is set to begin talks over a new contract at Arsenal. His current deal expires at the end of next season and while Arsene Wenger, who is expected to remain on as Arsenal boss next season, has previously stated that Wilshere does have a future at the club, the Frenchman may have concerns over the player’s long-term fitness.
With Wilshere suffering yet another injury and with his contract set to expire in summer 2018, is it time Arsenal finally offloaded him?
Unfortunately for Wilshere, injuries have stunted his progression and has not been able to fulfil his potential at Arsenal. The loan move to Bournemouth, to me, indicates that he could already have one foot out of the door, even though perhaps he left the club to get game time and prove his fitness.
This latest setback will only go to show and prove that his fitness levels are just not there. He has become an injury-prone player and unfortunately for him, it could prove to be the final straw for Arsenal to get rid of him this summer.